The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 31 27 30
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 10 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 3.60% 4.22% 3.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.61% 5.13% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 9
Median daily rate £435 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £400 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.19 £30.35
% change year-on-year +5.00% -13.70%  

Continuous Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 217 195 323
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 78.06% 82.28% 87.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 155 235
Median daily rate £475 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.85% -3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £140 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 11
Median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% +47.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Oxford

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Oxford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Oxford

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Oxford over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Oxford

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 9 (25.71%) Project Management
2 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 8 (22.86%) Linux
3 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (17.14%) Performance Testing
4 6 (17.14%) Java
4 6 (17.14%) SQL
5 5 (14.29%) LDAP
5 5 (14.29%) Debian
6 4 (11.43%) Scrum
6 4 (11.43%) Business Analysis
6 4 (11.43%) Python
6 4 (11.43%) .NET
6 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Security Management
6 4 (11.43%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (11.43%) Data Architecture
6 4 (11.43%) CentOS
6 4 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (11.43%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (11.43%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (11.43%) SQL Optimisation
7 3 (8.57%) Windows Server
7 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (8.57%) DevOps
7 3 (8.57%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (8.57%) Bash Shell
7 3 (8.57%) Confluence

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.57%) Confluence
2 2 (5.71%) Apache
2 2 (5.71%) JBoss
2 2 (5.71%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.86%) IIS
3 1 (2.86%) nginx
3 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.71%) Office 365
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon Glacier
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.86%) Route 53
3 1 (2.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) LDAP
2 3 (8.57%) DHCP
3 2 (5.71%) DNS
3 2 (5.71%) Skype
3 2 (5.71%) VPN
4 1 (2.86%) BGP
4 1 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.86%) Firewall
4 1 (2.86%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.86%) MPLS
4 1 (2.86%) OSPF
4 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (8.57%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) JIRA
2 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.71%) Selenium
3 1 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.86%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.86%) FitNesse
3 1 (2.86%) JBehave
3 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.86%) MSBuild
3 1 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.86%) SonarQube
3 1 (2.86%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (8.57%) Publishing
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Administrator
2 6 (17.14%) Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (11.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 4 (11.43%) OBIEE Administrator
4 4 (11.43%) Software Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (11.43%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) C# Developer
5 3 (8.57%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (8.57%) DBA
5 3 (8.57%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Software Project Manager
5 3 (8.57%) SQL DBA
5 3 (8.57%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (5.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
2 3 (8.57%) Web Services
3 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.86%) LAMP
4 1 (2.86%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Replication
2 2 (5.71%) BYOD
2 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Linux
2 5 (14.29%) Debian
3 4 (11.43%) CentOS
4 3 (8.57%) Windows
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.71%) Ubuntu
5 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Project Management
2 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (17.14%) Performance Testing
4 4 (11.43%) Business Analysis
4 4 (11.43%) Data Architecture
4 4 (11.43%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (11.43%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
4 4 (11.43%) Scrum
4 4 (11.43%) Security Management
4 4 (11.43%) SQL Optimisation
5 3 (8.57%) BDD
5 3 (8.57%) DevOps
5 3 (8.57%) ITIL
5 3 (8.57%) Migration
5 3 (8.57%) Product Management
5 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.57%) Test Automation
5 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) Java
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) Python
3 3 (8.57%) Bash Shell
3 3 (8.57%) C#
3 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.57%) Ruby
3 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.86%) AWK
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) sed
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) CCNA
1 1 (2.86%) CCNP
1 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (5.71%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (5.71%) vSphere
2 2 (5.71%) XenApp
2 2 (5.71%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.86%) Docker
3 1 (2.86%) iptables
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Puppet
2 2 (5.71%) AppDNA
2 2 (5.71%) EdgeSight
2 2 (5.71%) HAProxy
2 2 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.71%) SCCM
2 2 (5.71%) SCOM
2 2 (5.71%) SELinux
3 1 (2.86%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) Citrix
3 1 (2.86%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco
3 1 (2.86%) EMC
3 1 (2.86%) Isilon
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.86%) Talend
3 1 (2.86%) Telerik